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17 Churches Creatively Converted Into Modern Homes

AirBnB Converted English Church

Located in England, this converted church is available for rent on AirBnB and can accommodate up to 7 guests. (Image via Evolution Home)

Whether it’s vaulted arches or stained glass windows, the unique features of church architecture make for awe-inspiring spaces. But what happens when these majestic buildings fall out of use? In the hands of some clever homes owners, these churches are being restored and converted into incredible, modern homes.

Converted church homes are springing up around the globe, with designers and architects showing their creativity to rework the spaces. In fact, firms like the Netherlands-based Zecc Architects have made a name for themselves through their abilities to give these churches a complete makeover.

And while interior styles differ—from ultra modern to cozy rustic—each converted home plays off the unique features the churches offer. Get ready for a case of homeowner’s envy with our tour of 17 houses of worship turned into spacious homes.

The redesign of this English church took into account the context and character of the existing building.

Interior Design Of Converted English Church

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In Chicago, this former church was gutted before being fitted with a clean, modern interior.

Modern Interior Of Chicago Converted Church

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The clean, white interior of this renovated church in Brisbane accentuates its architectural features.

Architectural Features Of Brisbane Converted Church

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Modern White Interior Of Brisbane Converted Church

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Built in the 1930s, this Rotterdam church had been out of use since the 1960s before its stunning remodel.

Stunning Remodeled Church Home

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Architectural Features Of Remodeled Church Home

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The church’s stained glass makes the perfect feature wall in the bedroom.

Converted Church Home

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Stained Glass Feature Of Converted Church Home

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The top two floors of Westbourne Grove Church in England were transformed into a sleek, white loft.

Loft Style Converted English Church

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Interior Loft Concept Of Converted English Church

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The incredible windows of this church in London become a main feature of the penthouse.

English Remodeled Church

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Penthouse Concept Of English Converted Church

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With this conversion, located in the Netherlands, architects take open concept to a new level.

Open Concept Exterior Of Converted Church Home

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Open Concept Interior Of Converted Church Home

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Homeowners of this Philadelphia former Methodist church were inspired to include Gothic touches in the interior.

Built in 1873, this stately home still contains many original features, such as the church bell.

Original Features In Converted Church Home

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New blends with old in this transformation of an 1850s church into a three-bedroom home.

Modern Exterior Design Of Converted Church Home

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Modern Exterior Of Converted Church Home

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In Australia, this home embraces its unique features, like stained glass windows that filter in colored light.

Stained Glass Features Of Converted Church Home

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Stained Glass Features Of Converted Church Home

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Stained Glass Features Of Converted Church Home

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This Massachusetts church was converted into a home by a minister and his wife in the 1980s.

Massachusetts Converted Church Home

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Massachusetts Converted Church Home

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This former Lutheran church housed a Freemasons Lodge before its renovation in 2005.

Renovated Lutheran Church

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Massachusetts Converted Church Home

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This Chicago church-turned-artist’s loft uses sliding doors to break up the space.

Chicago Church Converted Into Artist Loft

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Sliding Door Features Of Chicago Church Converted Into Artist Loft

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Dutch firm Zecc Architects are leaders in the field. Their projects, The Church of Living and St. Jakobuskerk set the standard for church conversion homes.

Architectural Features Of Converted Church Home

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White Interior Concept Of Converted Church Home

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Architectural Features Of Converted Church Home

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Architectural Features Of Converted Church Home

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White Interior Concept Of Converted Church Home

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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